An uncommon experiment was conducted by Cortical Labs staff.
There is no doubt that artificial intelligence has developed a lot in recent years, which is understandable, as this technology can be used in many areas, including video games and social media content filtering, as many of you may have already tried.
And recently, Australian company Cortical Labs conducted a very interesting experiment where MI underperformed its organic opponent.
Cortical Labs is a company that manufactures hybrid chips that combine biological neurons and silicon-based devices. In fact, excitable brain cells are grown on microelectronic devices. As a result, the team was able to teach a Petri dish cell to play pong, much faster than the AI.
The formation, simply referred to as DishBrain, has learned to play in 5 minutes, while MI usually takes 90 minutes to do so. But the researchers explain that good MI will still smoothly crush brain cells in the game.
The team used electrical signals to tell the DishBrain exactly where the ball was within the game, so the neurons were able to move the bat in the right direction. According to Brett Kagan, a senior associate at Cortical Labs, we can rightfully call these structures cyborgs.
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